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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective rocky:

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Definition of the adjective rocky

What does rocky mean as an attribute of a noun?

Rocky is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more rocky / rockier | most rocky / rockiest

  1. abounding in rocks or stones
  2. causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  3. liable to rock
    • example: on high rocky heels
    • similar: unstable
  4. full of hardship or trials

Alternative definition of the adjective rocky


  1. Unstable; easily rocked.
  2. In the style of rock and roll music.
  3. [figuratively] Troubled; or difficult; in danger or distress.
  4. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks.
  5. Like a rock.
  6. [figuratively] Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.

Phrases with Rocky

  1. Rocky Road
  2. Rocky Shiner
  3. Rocky Ragwort
  4. rocky marciano
  5. rocky mountains
  6. Rocky Mountain Fir
  7. rocky mountain jay
  8. rocky mountain goat
  9. Rocky Mountain Iris
  10. Rocky Mountain Rush
  11. Rocky Mountain Sage
  12. Rocky Mountain Toad
  13. Rocky Mountainsnail
  14. Rocky Mountain Aster
  15. Rocky Mountain Draba
  16. Rocky Mountain Elder
  17. Rocky Mountain Fever
  18. Rocky Mountain Gilia
  19. Rocky Mountain Maple
  20. Rocky Mountain Phlox

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  1. "Rocky" is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted debt collector for a loan shark in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rocky starts out as a club fighter who later gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. It also stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as the champion, Apollo Creed.
  2. "Rocky" is a 1981 Bollywood film produced and directed by Sunil Dutt who also has a cameo role. The film marks the debut of Sunil Dutt's son Sanjay Dutt and also stars Reena Roy, Tina Munim, Amjad Khan, Raakhee Gulzar, and Shakti Kapoor. Aruna Irani received a Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actress, the only nomination for the film.
  3. "Rocky" is a film, directed by Sujit Mondal.
  4. "Rocky" a.k.a. "Rocky – The Rebel" is an Bollywood action film, directed by Suresh Krisna. The film stars Zayed Khan, Isha Sharvani and Minissha Lamba in the lead roles. It is a remake of Telugu film Raghavendra.


"Rocky" is a fighting video game released in 2002 by Rage Software. The game is based on the Rocky movies.

  • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
  • developers: Rage Software, MGM Interactive
  • genres: Fighting game, Sports game
  • publishers: Ubisoft, Rage Software
  • released on (12 years ago)


  1. Rocky is a Swedish autobiographical comic strip created by Martin Kellerman, focusing on an anthropomorphic dog, Rocky, and his friends in their everyday life in Stockholm.
  2. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky the Flying Squirrel: Rocket J. Squirrel, usually called by the nickname "Rocky", is the name of the flying squirrel protagonist of the 1959-1964 animated television series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, produced by Jay Ward. Rocky's sidekick is the cartoon moose, Bullwinkle. Both Rocky and Bullwinkle were given the middle initial "J" as a reference to Ward.
  3. Rocky a.k.a. Rajvir is a fictional character from the 1999 film Dillagi.
  4. Rocky is a fictional film character.
  5. Rocky is a fictional character in the 1960 teleplay The Iceman Cometh.

There are other characters with Rocky in their name, like Rocky Lane, Rocky Jones, Rocky Verma, Rocky Balboa, Rocky Bleier, Rocky Johnson, Rocky Ferguson, Rocky Marciano and Rocky Sullivan.


"Rocky" is a 1975 song written by Jay Stevens (aka Woody P. Snow). "Rocky" would be Dickey Lee's most successful single on the country chart, becoming his only number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.


  1. Rocky a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson: Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and professional wrestler who is signed to WWE, appearing on the Raw brand. He is often credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
    • also known as Rocky Maivia, Dwayne Douglas Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Seiuli Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, The Great One, The People's Champion, The Brahma Bull, The Blue Chipper, The Most Electrifying Man in All of Twittertainment, The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment, The Corporate Champion, The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, Flex Kavana, The Rock
    • born on (42 years ago) in Hayward, child of Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson
    • ethnicity: African American, Samoan American
    • nationality: United States of America, Canada
    • profession: Wrestler, american football player, actor, television producer, author, athlete, film producer, voice actor
    • read more about Dwayne Johnson (actor)
  2. Rocky a.k.a. Steven Bauer is a Cuban-American actor. He is known for his role as Manny Ribera in the 1983 film Scarface, and his role on the bilingual PBS show ¿Qué Pasa, USA?.
  3. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky Graziano, born Thomas Rocco Barbella in New York City, was an American boxer. Graziano was considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displaying the capacity to take his opponent out with a single punch. He was ranked 23rd on Ring Magazine's list of the greatest punchers of all time.
  4. Rocky a.k.a. Vince Papale: Vincent Francis Papale is a former professional American football player. He played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League following two seasons with the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Papale was the inspiration for the 2006 movie Invincible.
  5. Rocky a.k.a. Raquel Castro is an American teen actress and singer. She is best known for her role in the 2004 film Jersey Girl as Gertie Trinké, the daughter of Ollie Trinké and Gertrude Steiney, the role for which Castro won the Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger. She was a contestant in the American version of The Voice.
  6. Rocky a.k.a. Aditya Srivastava: Aditya Shrivastava born on July 21, 1968 is a noted Indian film and television character actor who has played important parts in films such as Satya, Gulaal, Paanch and Black Friday. He also plays the role as Senior Inspector Abhijeet in India's longest-running television police procedural C.I.D.. He has also acted in an episode of the classic Doordarshan TV series Byomkesh Bakshi.
    • also known as Aditya Shrivastava, Aditya Shrivastav, Aditya Srivastav, Abhijeet
    • born on (45 years ago) in Allahabad
    • ethnicity: Indian people
    • nationality: India
    • profession: Actor, voice actor
    • read more about Aditya Srivastava (actor)
  7. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky Bleier: Robert Patrick "Rocky" Bleier is a former National Football League halfback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980.
  8. Rocky a.k.a. Chandrachur Singh is an Indian actor, who appeared in Bollywood films.
  9. Rocky a.k.a. Allan Lane: Allan "Rocky" Lane was an American studio leading man and the star of many cowboy B-movies in the 1940s and 1950s. He appeared in more than 125 films and TV shows in a career lasting from 1929 to 1966. He also did the voice of the talking horse on the television series Mister Ed, beginning in 1961.
  10. Rocky a.k.a. Osvaldo González: Osvaldo Alexis González Sepúlveda is a Chilean footballer.
    • also known as Osvaldo Alexis González Sepúlveda, Mazo
    • born on (30 years ago) in Concepción
    • nationality: Chile
    • profession: Football player
  11. Rocky a.k.a. Ron Swoboda: Ronald Alan Swoboda is a former Major League Baseball outfielder best remembered as a member of the Amazin' Mets.
  12. Rocky a.k.a. Choky Ice is a Hungarian pornographic actor, who worked as a model before entering the adult film industry in 1996. Since then he has appeared in projects such as Porn Wars Episode 2 and 3.
    • also known as Chucy Ice, Attlla Royal, Jimmy Nichols, Attila Horvath, Attila Royal, Choky Lee, Csoki Ice, Choki Ice, Csoki, Ciackey Ice, Chucky Ice, Chucky, Marco Spinosa, Attila Chucky, Attila Chuk, Syrosy, Attila Horwarth, Attila, Attila Csáky, Sammy, Csoky, Attila Csoky, Chokey Ice, Ciaki Black, Attila Strong, Csaki, Thomas, Chuckie, Csoky Ice, Charles Louis
    • born on (41 years ago) in Miskolc
    • ethnicity: White people
    • nationality: Hungary
    • profession: Pornographic film actor
  13. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky McIntosh: Roger A. "Rocky" McIntosh is an American football linebacker for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Miami.
  14. Rocky a.k.a. Raquel Pennington is an actress.
  15. Rocky a.k.a. Veronica Balfe: Veronica Cooper was an American actress who appeared in a few films, under the name Sandra Shaw. She was the wife of the actor Gary Cooper and mother of painter Maria Cooper Janis.
  16. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky Verma is an Indian film actor.
  17. Rocky a.k.a. Todd Karns was an American actor perhaps best remembered for playing Harry Bailey, the younger brother of George Bailey in the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life.
  18. Rocky a.k.a. Brittany Petros is an American actress, who first gained widespread notice being a contestant on the first season of the American version of the reality TV show Big Brother, broadcast by CBS in 2000. Subsequent to the show, she has had various TV and film roles. Besides her acting and reality television roles, Brittany is now looking to broaden into the production aspect of film.
  19. Rocky a.k.a. Hrach Titizian is an actor, producer and casting director.
  20. Rocky a.k.a. Edward Kolb: Edward W. Kolb, usually known as Rocky Kolb, is a cosmologist and a professor at the University of Chicago. He has worked on many aspects of the big bang cosmology, including baryogenesis, nucleosynthesis and dark matter. He is author, with Michael Turner, of the popular textbook The Early Universe. Additionally, alongside his co-author Michael Turner, Kolb was awarded the 2010 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.
  21. Rocky a.k.a. Melissa Brasselle is an actor.
  22. Rocky a.k.a. Raquel Gardner is an actress.
  23. Rocky a.k.a. Karan Deol is the son of Sunny Deol.
  24. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky Salumbides is an actor.
  25. Rocky a.k.a. Rocky Gutierrez is the son of Eduardo P. Gutierrez.
  26. Rocky a.k.a. Rocco is an actor and a film producer, director and score composer.
  27. Rocky a.k.a. Malcolm Stone is a film art director and set decorator.
  28. Rocky a.k.a. Robert Granados is an actor and police officer.
  29. Rocky a.k.a. Raquel Bell is an actress.
  30. Rocky a.k.a. Roxanne Fox is an actress.
  31. Rocky a.k.a. Austin Kalish is a screenwriter and television producer.

There are other people with Rocky in their name, like Rocky Her, Rocky Lai, Rocky Shi, Asap Rocky, Kati Rocky, Rocky Beta, Rocky Fain, Rocky Gray, Rocky Hart, Rocky Hill and many others.


Rocky is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 174 at the 2000 census.

There are other places with Rocky in their name, like Rocky Ford, Rocky Hill, Rocky Mount, Rocky Point, Rocky River, Rocky Steps, Rocky Mountain, Rocky Mountains, Rocky View No. 44, Rocky Mountain House, Rocky Mountain College, Rocky Mount High School, Rocky Mountain National Park and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.


  1. Rocky is a boxing saga of popular films all written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays the character Rocky Balboa. The films are, by order of release date: Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V and Rocky Balboa. The film series has grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
    • also known as Paulie Pennino
  2. Rocky is a 2014 theatre production of the play by Thomas Meehan adapted from the 1976 film Rocky.

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Scrabble value of R1O1C3K5Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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